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Full Title: Conference on Endangered Languages & Cultures of Native America

Short Title: CELCNA
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Start Date: 08-Mar-2013 - 09-Mar-2013
Contact: Jennifer Mitchell
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Conference-on-Endangered-Languages-Cultures-of-Native-America/526083487403820?fref=ts
Meeting Description: 9th Annual Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America (CELCNA)
Dates: March 8-9, 2013, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Institutional sponsors: Wick R. Miller Shoshoni Project, at the University of Utah; Smithsonian Institution
Keynote speaker: TBA

Teacher Workshop:

A concurrent workshop entitled ‘Teaching Students their Ancestral Language’ focusing on the Shoshoni language will be held on Saturday, March 9. Participation for this workshop requires pre-registration, available on the conference Facebook page.


Pre-registration is available on the conference webpage. Registration before February 22: $90 for regular conference participants; students $50; and tribal elders - no cost. Registration after February 22 or on-site: $100 for conference participants ($60 for students). Registration is available on the conference Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Conference-on-Endangered-Languages-Cultures-of-Native-America/526083487403820.


University Guest House - 100 yards from the meeting venue (Officers’ Club). To book accommodations at the conference rate, contact the University Guest House directly (mention CELCNA):

University Guest House University of Utah
110 South Fort Douglas Blvd.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84113-5036
Toll free: 1-888-416-4075 (or 801-587-1000), Fax 801-587-1001

Please make reservations early; rooms will be held for the conference only until February 15.

Additional Information:

Contact Jennifer Mitchell at jennifer.mitchell@utah.edu. If you need information not easily arranged via email, please call: Tel. 801-585-7611 during business hours.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Language Documentation
LL Issue: 24.12

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